Botanical Garden Spots in Nara Area

  • Yoshikien Garden
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Noboriojichou
    This is a Japanese-style garden and a Place of Scenic Beauty within Nara which sits adjacent to Isuien Park. It is said that it was built on the site of a branch temple of Kofukuji Temple, Manishuin Temple. You can enjoy the three aspects of the garden; the pond garden, the moss garden and the tea ceremony garden with Mt. Kasuga and Mt. Wakakusa as a backdrop. The former Shohoin family residence and the separate tearooms within the garden have been designated as Tangible Cultural Properties of Nara Prefecture. In Autumn, the fall colored leaves which flutter down into the moss garden create a beautiful scene. Advance reservation is necessary to use the tearooms.

    日本庭園 吉城園の中に食事と喫茶のできる趣のある建物があり、そこで庭園を見ながら、ゆっくりくつろげます。 建物の中から見る景色は、庭を散策して見る景色とは違いますね。

  • Morino-Kyuyakuen Garden
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    Nara Pref. Udashi Oudakamishin 1880
    Morino -Kyuyakuen Garden, located on the hill behind the longstanding “Morino Yoshino-kuzu Honpo” in Uda City, Nara Prefecture, opened in the Muromachi period. It is currently the oldest private herb garden in Japan. It was opened by 11th-generation Tosuke Morino in the Kyoho period and has been maintained for nearly 300 years. Uda has been known as a region famous for herbs for a long time, and there are approximately 250 types of herbs cultivated here as naturally as possible. The seasonal blossoms are gorgeous as well, delighting visitors year-round.

    大宇陀の重要伝統的建造物群保存地区の中のハイライトである。建物の裏手を登ると、広大な薬草園が広がっている。「八代将軍徳川吉宗が推進した薬種国産化政策の一端を担った。」とのことである。昔は期間限定の公開だった記憶だが、今は年間を通しての公開であり、300円の入館料で薬草リスト・園内の薬草マップ込みの案内資料をいただける。植物画「松山本草」は現物は大阪大学総合学術博物館にあって、展覧会もなかなか開催さ...

  • Takidani Hanashobu Garden
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    Nara Pref. Udashi Murou Takidani 348
    Beautiful flowers compete for attention in the more than 33,000 meter squared Takidani Hanashobu Garden. Here you can enjoy various events such as firefly evenings, blueberry picking and making jam. In the autumn and winter, you can taste some delicious seasonal cuisine such as charcoal grilled matsutake mushroom sukiyaki (Japanese hot pot) and Botan Nabe (wild boar stew). With a restaurant, coffee shop, and shops, visitors can enjoy a full relaxing day here. The bus to Takidani Hanashobu Garden from Sanbonmatsu Station on the Kintetsu Osaka Line takes about five minutes.

    入場料は850円でした。一万坪の園内には600種100万株の勝負が植えられていますが、その他のお花類も充実しています。来訪時はしょうぶのシーズンが終わりかけであった為、あじさいの印象の方が残っています。

  • Yagyu Flower Garden
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Yagyuchou 403
    Yagyu Flower Garden is a botanical garden in Yagyu Town, Nara City. The garden is open from early June through to early July. In the roughly 10,000 square meter site are planted 800,000 irises of 450 different species. The best time to visit is the two weeks after about June 10. The 55 species of hydrangea are also well worth seeing and the best time to see them is around one month after June 10.
  • Totsukawa 21 Century Forest Botanical Park
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    Nara Yoshino-gun Totsukawamura Ogawa 112-1
    "Some of this park's many highlights include a ""global forest"" with 10 thousand rhododendrons spanning 120 varieties gathered from around the world, a forest museum where you can learn about forests while having fun, and a large grass lawn with wooden playground equipment. There's also a delightful plant park with trees which grow on the Kii Peninsula, and a plant specimen garden with a variety of trees and plants."

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With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture's treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains' Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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